List of most frequently asked questions…
Our Coops In Particular (3)
It’s pretty easy to teach the chickens to use the waterer. You can either activate the nipple and cause it to drip when the chickens are near or hold a chicken and gently tap it’s beak against the waterer. Either one is enough to teach them what to do. Once one chicken figures it out, they all follow suit. They figure it out pretty quickly. You will also want to remove any other waterers while they are learning.
Oh boy do we! We have anywhere from 50-100 chickens at our place at any one time. We are heavy users of our coops. Using our coops on a daily basis is one of the things we think makes a great product.
When a new product is introduced we build a prototype that we put into immediate use and then refine from there based on daily use. Are the latches secure? Do the birds sleep where they are supposed to? Do they lay where they are supposed to? It is easy to clean? These are all really important questions that we figure out from early use of the prototypes.
After a coop is put into production we continue to use them heavily. This helps us refine the coops we build and come up with product improvements. One example is the adjustable roost bar in the Backyard Coop. This improvement came about through our daily use with a variety of types and ages of chickens.
Yes, we certainly hope so! Because we send the majority of our coops flat packed in boxes with final assembly to be done by the customer we put a LOT of thought in to making all of our coops assembly friendly by ordinary people. No need to be a master builder! All of our coops come standard with a DIY toolkit neatly packaged in a plastic toolbox that includes everything you need to put them together – except for a cordless drill and for the taller coops, you’ll also need a ladder. Detailed instructions with pictures and words are also included in the toolkit. We also have builders standing via phone or text that can help you if you run in to an issue during assembly.